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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.

 A sample of Letters from the new collection (Privately Owned).
Thomas Jefferson loved to play chess, sometimes engaging in “four hour games” with his close friend...More >>
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Reconstructed pump and cistern
When Jefferson started to build Monticello in the 1770s, he understood that water would always be a...More >>
Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, was the featured speaker at Monticello’s 53rd Annual...More >>
YALI Mandela Fellows at Monticello
This year’s Mandela Washington Fellows have officially arrived on the grounds at Monticello. The 25...More >>
A wood chip by itself is very modest. Small in size, light-weight, it could easily be lost or...More >>
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Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello May 1 – October 31, 2015 Two hundred years ago...More >>
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Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham and Rex Ellis participate in a panel discussion moderated by David M...More >>
Figure 4. Léonie Bell Rose Garden at the Center for Historic Plants; Champneys’ Pink Cluster is the tallest rose on the right side of the image. (Click for a larger image.)
In my family, when it comes to plants named after people, we can't help but speak about them as if...More >>
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Watch Rep. John Lewis's speech at Monticello and the entire 272nd commemoration of Jefferson's...More >>
An unusually cold and snowy winter has not deterred Monticello's archaeologists in the quest to...More >>



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